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6. Carbon-14 is used to determine the age of artifacts in carbon dating. Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5730 years. a) Write an exponential decay function for a 52-mg sample. b) Find the amount of carbon-14 remaining after 10,000 years (round answer to the nearest tenth).

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  1. alekos
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    start of by writing down the general decay equation' \[M=M _{0}e ^{-kt}\]

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    \[ M _{0} = original mass\]

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    Now we have to find the constant k

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    any ideas?

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    not interested?

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